November 8, 2008 |
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is talking to Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman about the possibility of Lieberman caucusing with the GOP. Lieberman's affiliation with Democrats is up in the air. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) angered by Lieberman's support of Republican John McCain for president, might yank Lieberman's chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
November 7, 2008 |
Sen. Joe Lieberman's affiliation with Democrats was in question after a meeting Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is steamed over the Connecticut independent's high-profile support of Republican John McCain for president. Reid, in a sternly worded statement after the 45-minute meeting, said no official decisions had been made.
June 13, 2008 |
Joe Lieberman, Al Gore's partner on the 2000 Democratic presidential ticket but now an independent, has turned into a major annoyance for Democrats in this year's race for the White House. Not only has Lieberman gone out on the campaign trail for his Senate buddy John McCain, but he also has formed a group to help the presumptive Republican nominee attract independent and Democratic voters.
June 12, 2008 |
For now, Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrats' 2000 vice presidential nominee, is still welcome at Senate Democrats' weekly lunches -- even if he is actively campaigning for Republican presidential candidate John McCain. But the welcome mat may not be out for long. If Democrats expand their Senate majority in November, the Connecticut senator could find himself in a political no man's land. But at least until then, he holds a coveted committee chairmanship and has attracted no hint of retribution.
December 17, 2007 |
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), trying to build momentum toward a reprise of his 2000 New Hampshire primary victory, is piling up high-profile endorsements, including one from another political maverick, Sen. Joe Lieberman. The Connecticut senator, an independent who was the Democrats' 2000 vice presidential nominee, was scheduled to announce his support for McCain at a town hall meeting today in Hillsborough.
November 11, 2006 |
Sen. Joe Lieberman, who won reelection as an independent, has a message for his Senate colleagues in the next Congress: Call me a Democrat. The three-term Connecticut lawmaker defied party leaders when he launched his independent bid after losing to Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary. During the campaign, he vowed to be an "independent-minded Democrat" if he were reelected.